Also.Also.Also: Barber Gives Free Haircuts to LGBT Folks and Other Stories for Your Week

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Happy Halloween, hellions! It’s the very best day of the year to eat a KitKat, and I hope that you exercise your underworld-given right to do just that.

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  1. I really love the story on the free haircuts to LGBT people in San Fran. I would have loved that as a teenager.

    Anyone here reading from London btw, if you ever need a good haircut in a safe friendly environment, check out Open Barbers and Barberette. They’re both fantastic.

  2. Do we get a Halloween open thread? Because right now I am wearing ripped tights and old boots and I feel completely like myself. It’s the only day of the year that I feel 1000% comfortable in what I’m wearing! (I’m a witch). Let’s all be powerful and badass today!

    • Any organization, religious or otherwise, is allowed to use space at a public school when school is not in session. So if a school wants to rent out their auditorium, cafeteria, or what-have-you in the evenings or on the weekends they can. I gather that this is what was going on here. It wasn’t a haunted house *for* the elementary students, but rather an organization that was using school space to host their event. But once the school found out specifically what was going on at the haunted house they pulled the plug and said they weren’t ok with their building being used for that.

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